of this dark valley of the shadow of death. lead us. lead us. let us look the one who will lead us even when men fail us every time. let us look to our god. we call on you, our god, to comfort the hearts of every mother and father who has lost their child in newtown, connecticut today. we ask you to comfort the hearts of the mothers who lost her son in chicago today, who lost her daughter in philadelphia today, who lost their teenager in oakland today, in detroit, in camden, new jersey, in new orleans, in alaska, in missouri, in alabama, all across this country. comfort our hearts, and bring us out of this dark, dark place of sadness. give us gives us courage that we may act.